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«Papa, was ist ein Fremder? Wieso haben manche Menschen schwarze Haut und andere Menschen weiße Haut? Sind Ausländer anders als wir? Ist Rassismus normal? Könnte auch ich zu einer Rassistin werden? Was können wir denn tun, damit die Menschen einander nicht hassen, sondern gern haben?» Diese und andere schwierige Fragen stellt die zehnjährige Mérièm ihrem Vater, dem berühmt...more
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Published May 1st 2000 by Rowohlt Tb. (first published 1998)
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Lisi
Tahar Ben Jelloun erklärt in diesem Buch seiner 10-jährigen Tochter Mérième, was Rassismus ist. Ich habe dieses Buch auf Französisch gelesen und obwohl ich es nicht Wort für Wort verstanden habe, habe ich doch den Kontext verstanden.

Das ganze Buch ist als Gespräch gehalten, in dem der Vater seiner Tochter alle Fragen beantwortet. Ich persönlich empfinde dieses Buch als gut geschrieben und die Erklärungen sind auch gut verfasst, Was mir besonders gut gefällt ist, dass im zweiten Teil des Buches a...more
Dominik
Critique du livre “Le racisme expliqué à ma fille” de Tahar Ben Jelloun

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En allant manifester avec sa fille contre un projet de loi sur l’immigration en France l’auteur a eu l’idée d’écrire ce livre. Sa fille lui a posé beaucoup de questions...
Dans ce livre l’auteur Tahar Ben Jelloun, d’origine marocaine, parle avec sa fille Mérième sur le racisme. A dix ans elle est curieuse et pose beaucoup de questions attendant des réponses précises et convaincantes. “Dis Papa, quoi est le racisme? C...more
mahatma
ternyata,
ini bukan sebuah buku dari tangan satu penulis, tapi suatu kumpulan beberapa esai yang menanggapi tulisan utama dari tahar sendiri. ada beberapa penulis lain yang menjelaskan, menambahi, merefleksikan tulisan tahar yang ikut dihimpun dalam buku ini.
tulisan tahar sendiri diletakkan di urutan paling depan, dirupakan sebagai sebuah wawancara atau tanya jawab dengan satu nara sumber dan satu penanya.
diandaikan penanyanya adalah anak perempuannya sendiri, yang entah bagaimana nampak begitu...more
Ben
Bien que ce bouquin ait été écrit pour expliquer l'idée de racisme à une jeune, j'ai (même à mon age !) profité de la lecture. Le racisme n'est rien d'étrange aux États-Unis, main notre histoire et démographie en a fait quelque chose de different de celui qui existe en France. Aux États-Unis, le racisme cible - pour le plupart - les gens non-blancs, bien que beaucoup de ces gens soient issus des familles qui ont été en Amérique du nord plus longtemps que beaucoup de familles blanches. Donc quand...more
Richard
Dec 02, 2007 Richard rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents
Consider this a pre-review; I've read only the title essay, which constitutes about half of the book here.

It hadn't occurred to me that any of Ben Jelloun's books would be translated into English, let alone this modest little one, but that's only testimony to my unfair assumptions about the willingness of US publishers to bring out translations of books by authors from "the Arab world," at least before they've been stamped by the Nobel committee (see under: Mahfouz, Naguib).

I haven't read this t...more
Marius
Recommended book! never thought on how some concepts can be explained to kids of little age. The author does a really good job!
Daniel
It's a didactic description of racism, thought to explain it to kids. It's simple and easy to follow. However I found a couple of problems with this description: first, it is used to introduce judgements that are totally irrelevant to the topic, such as the opinion of the author about animal cloning. And second, some data are just plain wrong, he says Jews and Muslims have lived together for two thousand years, but Islam is only 1400 years old. It's a book with a good intention, but with a sligh...more
Nikki
I would have liked to read more of a narrative from Jelloun on the subject. The chapter he writes after the Q&A is some what disjointed. His thoughts and points are incomplete and I would have really liked to know more of how he felt!

I'm excited to use this for my daughter. Also, would love to find something in America to help explain racism as I feel we deal with slightly different types of racism being founded with slavery and colonialism.
Safaa Abdullah
عندما يستطيع كاتب أن يوصل فكرة في كُتيب بكل هذه البساطة والوضوح الممزوجين بالعمق ، ثبت ذلك أنه كاتب حقيقي .
نص كُتب أكثر من خمس عشرة مرة على الأقل ، ليكون موجه للكبار و الصغار ، و ذلك يدل على تقدير و احترام الكاتب لكل القراء على حد سواء ، و يُظهر لأي درجة أن موضوع العنصرية مهم ، و متعمق في كل طبقات و أعمار المجتمع .
جاء الكُتيب مليء بالمصطلحات و المفردات التي تجيب على الكثير من التساؤلات ، و تثري لغة القارئ و ثقافته .
Josh
Tahar Ben Jelloun's explanation of racism is simplified and shortsighted, and not just because he is talking to his ten-year-old daughter. Luckily the other contributors to this book seem to feel the same way and supply much better pieces that include criticism of the author's approach. William Ayers, Lisa Delpit, David Mura, and Patricia Williams are all included. David Mura's essay kind of blew my mind.
Hanane
Emprunté de la bibliothèque du collège, j'ai lu ce livre à l’âge de treize ans, donc forcément je me rappelle plus de ses détails. La seule chose que j'ai pu garder en mémoire est que j'avais compris à l'époque qu'est-ce que le racisme veut dire mais je l'avais pas touché concrètement, c'est en grandissant que j'ai réalisé le vrai sens du racisme en toutes ses couleurs.
Rizky Indrameikha Sugianto
I read this book in German, since i dont know French at all, other than 'Bonjour1' ;). in this book, Jelloun explained to his 10 year old daughter the definition of Racism. The explanation was clear and easy to follow, using common words, so that the 10 yr old girl can get, what does racism mean.

A good book to improve my German.
Lesleigh Gennace
A unique approach to a complex topic. If you work with kids I highly recommend this book. It points out the obvious and the sometimes not so obvious.
Theut
Una serie di domande per capire cos'è il razzismo. Una serie di domande che permettono a un padre di spiegare di cosa si tratta. "Semplice" e utile.
Colleen Elftmann
For such a small book it gives you so much to ponder. It is one of those books that needs to be read over and over.
Cornelia
Ein Wunderbares Buch um einem Kind zu erklären dass anders sein eine Bereicherung und keine Gefahr ist.
Bruno
Es un buen intento de combatir el racismo. It's a good attempt to fight racism
Wendy
Nice way how racism is explained to a child. I've read this one in Dutch
Masha
Good! It made me open my views and change my opinions! :)
The Lau Azure Door
What a wonderful book that everyone of us should read.
Cristina
Toccante, intelligente, delicato. Bello.
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Tahar Ben Jelloun is a Moroccan poet and writer. The entirety of his work is written in French, although his first language is Arabic.
After attending a bilingual (Arabic-French) elementary school, Ben Jalloun studied French in Tangier, Morocco until he was 18 years old. He continued his studies in philosophy at Mohammed-V University in Rabat, where he composed his first poems (1971).
After this poi...more
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